Cal Coughlin
Cal Coughlin
Cal Coughlin
Cal Coughlin
Cal Coughlin
Cal Coughlin
Cal Coughlin
Cal Coughlin
Cal Coughlin

CLASS OF 2016

RHP
3B

Cal
Coughlin

Texas Christian
Lake Forest (HS) • IL
6-1 • 200LBS • S/R

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2.7.16 Super 60 - Texas Christian recruit. 6-foot-1, 200-pound frame, strong, physically mature build, developed lower half. A two-way prospect, he came to the Super 60 as a pitcher only, and it showed in his bullpen. The first pitch out of Coughlin’s hand was 94 mph, and sat 90-93 with his fastball the rest of the way. His fastball had arm-side life, thrown for consistent strikes. Showed four-pitch feel, with his cutter and changeup being quality offerings. His cutter has potential to be a dominant pitch. He threw his first one at 87 mph, and settled in at 83-84. His changeup ranged between 77-79 with sink down in the zone. Coughlin also flashed a 69-73 curveball. Utilizes strong lower half well; simple, repeatable delivery, some effort involved, works out a high-3/4 slot with a clean, long arm action. While he also is a talented switch-hitting third baseman, Coughlin proved his future at the next level is on the mound.
9.5.15 - 6-foot-1, 200-pound, right-handed pitcher with a strong durable frame. Currently ranked No. 5 in the Illinois class of 2016. No. 31 in PBR Overall Ranks. TCU recruit. Got the start for Reds Scout Team. Works from a high ¾ arm slot with a balanced uptempo delivery. Worked three innings sitting 87-89 topping out at 91 mph. Fastball showed hard armside action at 90-91 mph, straightened out at 87-88 mph. Changeup was best offspeed offering today. Maintains fastball arm speed on change with late fading action at 78-79 mph. Slider sat 77-79 with short break and tight rotation. Curveball showed 11-5 shape at 74-76 mph.
6/23/15 - The physical 6-foot-2, 200-pound Texas Christian recruit is known for his two-way abilities, but at the ProCase, Coughlin especially shined on the mound. Working from a high-3/4 slot, Coughlin’s fastball sat 89-91, touching 92, and threw a high volume of strikes. His slider has potential of being a big swing-and-miss pitch, as it ranged between 80-84 mph. His delivery is simple and repeatable and throws with a loose, clean arm action. Positionally during the workout, Coughlin was clocked at 87 across the infield and ran a 7.15 60.

4.16.15 - Texas Chrisian recruit, currently ranked No. 3 in Illinois’ 2016 class, No. 12 in overall rankings. Physically impressive 6-foot-1, 200-pound athlete, proportional strength, developed lower half. First extended start of spring, facing off against former high school team, Carmel. Consistently sat 88-89 mph with his fastball through the first three innings; 87-89 in the fourth and 85-88 in the fifth (he also closed out game the day before in win over Libertyville). Showed full repertoire of pitches during outing – curveball, slider and changeup. Showed significant confidence in curveball, throwing it in any count, including notching three strikeouts on 3-2 curveballs. Also threw a wicked 82-mph slider in 3-2 count to record a strikeout in first inning. Impressed by changing speeds with curveball; throwing some at 68-70 with more 12/6 shape; others he threw more aggressively at 72-74 with more 11/5 break. … Slider has potential to be big swing-and-miss pitch in future. Throws pitch aggressively in 81-83 range with late two-plane action. Showed changeup early but didn’t need it. Threw consistent strikes through four innings and was around the plate with everything. Didn’t issue a walk in first four innings, but lost command in fifth, walking five before leaving the game. Final line: seven strikeouts, four hits and three earned runs in 4.2 innings. … Offensively, a switch-hitter who hit exclusively from left side in four at-bats. Finished 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Also lined out to the right fielder. With the game tied 2-2 in the fifth, Coughlin laced a two-out opposite-field single to left-center on pitch on outer half. Also turned on fastball for run-scoring double down left-field line.

4.15.15 - Texas Chrisian recruit, currently ranked No. 3 in Illinois’ 2016 class, No. 12 in overall rankings. Physically impressive 6-foot-1, 200-pound athlete, proportional strength, developed lower half. Will play 3B at next level, but starts at SS for Lake Forest. Defensively, jumps off field with his plus arm strength (88 across infield), athletic arm and hands. Offensively, is a switch-hitter with juice from both sides of the plate (98 exit velocity from right side; 91 exit velocity from left side at PBR Preseason All-State Showcase). In game, showed relaxed, advanced approach from both sides. Tracks pitches well and didn’t chase pitches out of the zone. Had three of the hardest hit balls of the game with nothing to show for it. From the right side, he squared up two balls to centerfield, one which was robbed on a diving catch. From the left side, hit a laser to third base that was snagged. Also walked and scored a run. Didn’t pitch in game, but was 90-93 at the Preseason All-State Showcase in February.
4.14.15 - Texas Chrisian recruit, currently ranked No. 3 in Illinois’ 2016 class, No. 12 in overall rankings. Physically impressive 6-foot-1, 200-pound athlete, proportional strength, developed lower half. Will play 3B at next level, but starts at SS for Lake Forest. Defensively, jumps off field with his plus arm strength (88 across infield), athletic arm and hands. Offensively, is a switch-hitter with juice from both sides of the plate (98 exit velocity from right side; 91 exit velocity from left side at PBR Preseason All-State Showcase). In game, showed relaxed, advanced approach from both sides. Tracks pitches well and didn’t chase pitches out of the zone. Had three of the hardest hit balls of the game with nothing to show for it. From the right side, he squared up two balls to centerfield, one which was robbed on a diving catch. From the left side, hit a laser to third base that was snagged. Also walked and scored a run. Didn’t pitch in game, but was 90-93 at the Preseason All-State Showcase in February.

2.15.15 - 6-foot-1, 200-pound, physically strong switch-hitting 3B/RHP committed to Texas Christian impressed with electric stuff on the mound at the Preseason All-State Showcase, while also showing three-pitch feel. Coughlin sat 90-92 mph, touching 93 mph from a short, quick, high ¾ arm slot. Some effort present in delivery, slight drop-and-drive, utilizes legs extremely well, shoulders stay level throughout delivery, close off as lower half coils/loads over the rubber well, lower half stride direction is in line with home plate, lands square. Fastball jumps late, explodes through the zone with riding action. Power slider, breaks late, short, 11/5 shape, features depth in 83-85 mph range, plus pitch right now. Coughlin’s power fastball/slider combination at the event would fit into the backend of a collegiate bullpen immediately. Also threw strikes with a 77-78 mph changeup with sinking action. Three-pitch feel would give him a starter’s profile at the next level, if not for his two-way talent. Coughlin would be a top rated prospect if he was only a pitcher, but his switch-hitting power profile at third base may be his calling at higher levels. Registered 98 mph exit velocity from the right side, 91 mph exit velocity from the left side. Short, compact, level swing with extension from both sides, very similar approach. Left-handed may be a bit more fluid, shorter stride from the left side, more of a no stride/toe turn approach. Right-handed may have more strength in swing, a bit longer stride, more pull approach from the right side. Hands work quietly from both sides, minimal load. Potential to hit for average and power from both sides. Defensively, threw 88 mph across the diamond, power arm is definitely an asset, also showcases soft hands fielding the baseball, could play shortstop at the high school level. Ran a 7.23 60 yard dash. Coughlin is one of the top prospects in the 2016 class and should see draft interest come the spring of 2016.
8/2/14 - Coughlin put on a show during batting practice on day one, showing legitimate switch-hitting ability, and leaving the park from both sides of the plate.  He possess a physically advance, plus frame at 6-foot-1, 200-pound, and impressed in all three games at third base with his soft hands and arm strength at 86 mph across the diamond.  He was susceptible to strikeouts during game action, but also barreled two singles, and played errorless baseball at third, with several put outs.  On the mound, Coughlin worked from 83-86 mph touching 87with a hard 76-77 mph slider/cutter.  He walked three and struck out two.  Coughlin is a legitimate two-way threat and the next level, and no doubt focusing on one or the other would improve either his hitting or pitching, but the overall package his hard not to like and it’s a decision he’ll likely not have to make until college/professional baseball.
2/16/14 Physically developed, strong legs and wide shoulders, strong build, 6-foot-1, 200-pound two-way prospect. Showed impressive development on the mound, delivery is easy and balanced. Arm action is loose and has length, high ¾ slot, strong arm. Plus fastball for his age, 89-90 mph, touched 91 mph, flashed two-seamer at 89 mph with plus arm side run. Changeup has fading action, advanced feel, thrown with arm speed, 74-76 mph, showed control of the zone. Slider flashed downward action, 82-84 mph, thown aggressively with tight spin. Curveball worked on steep plane, 12/6 shape, decelerated arm action, 68-72 mph. Switch hitting third baseman, offensively hits from a taller stance, short stride, similar from both sides. Strong swing, flat through the zone. 80 mph exit velocity from the right side, 83 mph exit velocity from the left side. Shows the ability to create whip from both sides and similarly make hard contact from both sides. Defensively showed a strong arm across the infield (84 mph), high ¾ slot, athletic arm action. Advanced actions, strong third base type, stay in front of the baseball, excellent body control, can play on the move. Ran a 7.10 in the 60. Coughlin is one of the premier two-way prospects in the Class of 2016.

6/14/12 Coughlin is an extremely projectable 5-foot-10, 160-pound multi-positional talent who will be entering high school this fall. Coughlin continues to impress with his all-around skills that are playable at any varsity level. Defensively, Coughlin showcased soft hands at third base, playing through the ball well. His feet work extremely well laterally, and his throws were clocked at 78 mph across the diamond. Coughlin was equally impressive on the mound, working from a high ¾ arm slot and throwing all four of his pitches with confidence. His fastball, which sat at 83-85 mph range, displayed late sink and commanded it down in the zone. His 62-64 mph curveball had sharp, late movement, while his 73 mph changeup demonstrated fade. His fourth pitch is a cutter that sat at 71-72 mph. At the plate, Coughlin is an advanced switch-hitter who can swing the bat with authority from both sides of the plate.  He has a short, compact swing and power potential from both sides. Overall, Coughlin looks to be the premier prospect in the Class of 2016.
3/11/12 Coughlin is a 5-foot-11, 170-pound right-handed pitcher and infielder who looks to be the premier Class of 2016 prospect in the state. A legitimate two-way prospect at the next level, Coughlin only pitched at the event – and what he showed was mighty impressive. He demonstrated advanced mechanics and mound presence to go along with an impressive array of pitches well beyond his years. The athletically built Coughlin works from a high 3/4 slot with a quick, loose arm.  He throws all four pitches for strikes, all coming out of the same window.  His fastball sat in the 82-83 mph range with heavy, late sink. His 65-67 mph curveball, however, is a plus pitch, as it flashed sharp, late break down in the zone. It exhibited tight 12/6 action, and showed the ability to throw it for strikes and has the promise of being a legitimate swing-and-miss pitch at the next level. Coughlin also showed advanced feel for a 71-73 mph changeup, and a 71-72 mph cutter. None of his pitches sat still. At the PBR Underclass Invitational in January, Coughlin showed plus power from both sides of the plate.
1/22/12 Coughlin projects to be a top-level national prospect, certainly one of the more exciting young players we have seen in a while. Only an eighth-grader, the 5-foot-11, 165-pound Coughlin is advanced well-beyond his years. The only question surrounding this two-way talent is where he projects more: as a legitimate switch-hitting third baseman, or as a right-handed pitcher? It’s way too early to tell, but one thing is for certain: Coughlin can flat-out rake from either side of the plate. He has a relaxed, quiet approach, and he generates tremendous power and whip from his lower half. He’s loose and balanced, and showed the ability to repeat his swing from both sides. His left-handed swing is especially pure and powerful: his exit speeds were clocked at 83 mph from the left side, 81 from the right (off the tee).  Defensively, Coughlin was one of the best third baseman at the event, with an accurate arm that showed carry (77 mph). He demonstrated clean, smooth actions and advanced footwork.  On the mound, Coughlin was equally as impressive. The right-hander has a quick, loose arm and topped out at 83 mph with little effort. He demonstrated rhythm and balance throughout his mechanics.  He also showed feel for his secondary pitches: a 69-72 mph breaking ball that had an 11/5 shape, and a 68-70 mph changeup with sink. Coughlin will attend Loyola Academy next year.
The physically advanced seventh-grader is an impressive two-way prospect with tremendous up-side. On the mound, Cal came from an over the top arm slot with a fastball that sat at 74-76 mph and topped at 77 mph. Cal displayed some feel for his changeup, which showed sink, and cutter. Offensively, the switch-hitting two-way talent swung it well from both sides. From both sides, Cal displayed bat speed and power potential. Cal exhibited a balanced swing with a strong lower half. Defensively, he exhibited advanced actions, showing soft hands and quick lateral movements to go with an accurate, solid arm across the infield.
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